Sigmar Gabriel remembers Sylke Tempel

Foreign Minister‘s appeal: Mediate foreign policy! Explain Europe!

Atrium der Deutschen Bank

In a moving speech German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel on Monday night remembered Dr. Sylke Tempel, the recently deceased editor-in-chief of the DGAP’s magazines Internationale Politik and Berlin Policy Journal. At the same time, he made a call that foreign policy, Germany's role in the world and the importance of Europe be more widely and more convincingly conveyed throughout German society.

New COO

German Council on Foreign Relations welcomes new COO
German Council on Foreign Relations welcomes new COO

Dr Thorsten Klaßen heads fundraising and management as member of the board

Dr. Thorsten Klaßen joins the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) as Chief Operating Officer and Director Strategic Partnerships on December 1, 2017. The council welcomes a proven expert with long-standing experience in fundraising and management.

Publication

France Moves From EU Defense to European Defense
France Moves From EU Defense to European Defense

While the EU is celebrating PESCO, Paris is preparing for closer defense cooperation outside the union

by Claudia Major, Christian Mölling | Security

Two parallel developments are currently taking place in European defense. One is the highly publicised expectation that the tiny Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) will transform into a comprehensive and powerful EU defense project. The second development is receiving far less attention. Paris is launching defense cooperation initiatives outside the EU format, thus moving from an EU-focused to a European-oriented defense approach.

Book

Eastern Voices: Is the West Listening?
Eastern Voices: Is the West Listening?

Introduction from Eastern Voices: Europe’s East Faces an Unsettled West, a DGAP co-publication

by Daniel Hamilton, Stefan Meister | Russia, International Policy/Relations

With the war in Eastern Ukraine in its third year, the ongoing crisis between Russia and the West has become the new normal. A new co-publication by the DGAP and Johns Hopkins’ Center for Transatlantic Relations looks at how the countries of the Common Neighborhood deal with the situation. You may find the book’s Introduction and Summary below. The book’s production was generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Publication

Pragmatic and European
Pragmatic and European

France sets new goals for a European defence policy

by Claudia Major, Christian Mölling | Europe, Security

With his Revue Stratégique, President Macron has given France’s defence policy a new direction. Instead of concentrating on the institutional framework of a European Union defence policy, Paris has placed pragmatic solutions and Europe’s capacity to take action into the forefront. This has consequences for both Germany and Europe: Berlin should give a speedy and constructive answer to Paris.

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Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government

Experts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies

by Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld | Germany, International Policy/Relations

A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).

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